Candidate Profile
Mark Hart

Republican , Kentucky


Mark Hart
State Rep., Dist. 78

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative



Freedoms Heritage Forum State/Federal PAC, Kentucky Right to Life Political Action Committee

Reported by Candidate

Lexington Local 526, IAFF

Selected Contributions


State Republican Party Organizations
Adam Koenig, Brian Linder, David W. Osborne, Jim DeCesare, John "Bam" Carney, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 4 more







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

No Answer

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Our founders knew that people can be weak and corrupt. They wanted a government that ensured not one man or branch of government had absolute power. The separation of powers ensured this. They learned through history that an Aristocracy and Monarchy can fall. They believed a mixed form of government was the best form of government. Patrick Henry wrote, "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government."

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

GOD Voters Constitution Supreme Court and Congress are equals (Congress establishes the laws and the Supreme Court interprets the laws in reference to the Constitution. The Supreme Court can not legislate from the bench.)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to save the life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I believe in God and that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I believe in the Bible. I believe it was written by persons inspired by God. I believe God divinely guided their hand while writing it. I believe in family and the value of the traditional family unit. I have gained all my moral understandings and values through the Judeo-Christian teachings of my faith through my family and my church. Although, I am a sinner, I strive everyday to live the way Jesus Christ has taught us. Also, I believe that every living creature is deserving of God's Grace and the love he has for all mankind.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I believe in my heart I am a conservative. Also, I believe that it is not my job to defend my answer. I believe it is the individual voter's responsibility to decide whether or not I am a conservative. The voters can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or view my website and learn my positions and what I am about and decide this for themselves.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. (859) 654 - Hart (4278)

Additional comment from candidate:



  • Lexington Fire Academy, Lexington, KY, Diploma, 1999
  • Northern KY University, Highland Heights, KY, BS, 1993
  • Pendleton Memorial High, Falmouth, KY, Enrichment Diploma, 1987
Work & Military
  • KY Army National Guard, Specialist, 1994-2003
  • Falmouth Christian Church, Elder, Chairman of the Board
  • Pendleton Cty Republican Party, Chairman, Executive Board member
  • Melvin Hart Memorial Toy Drive, Chairman
  • Pendleton Cty Search and Rescue, Inc., Board Member, Asst. Chief
  • Masonic Lodge, Master Mason
  • American Ledgion Post 109, Member
  • National Eagle Scout Association, Member
  • Kincaid Regional Theater Board of Directors, Board Member
  • Mayor of Falmouth, KY, Held 2010-2014
  • Falmouth City Council Member, Held 2003-2009
  • Magistrate, Pendleton Cty Fiscal Court, Sought 2007

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